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      Confident Murray awaits call in NFL DraftAaron-Murrey-girlfriend-Kacie-Mcdonnell-e1385509990154_zps3650f96a.jpg“A hundred different mock drafts, a hundred different opinions,” said Aaron Murray, the former Plant High standout. “It will drive you crazy if you let it. It will confuse you and take over your life." By Joey Johnston | Tribune Staff Published: May 5, 2014TAMPA — In the months leading into Thursday night’s opening round of the NFL draft, the value of former University of Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray was probed, investigated, debated, studied and, as always, questioned.“A hundred different mock drafts, a hundred different opinions,” said Murray, the former Plant High standout. “It will drive you crazy if you let it. It will confuse you and take over your life.“You know what? It doesn’t matter. The work has been put in. The stuff I’ve done on the field is all on film. I feel great. Now it’s just a matter of where I’ll go.”More specifically, when will he go?By most accounts, Murray can expect a call on Friday night, during either the second or third round. He has recovered from surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Nov. 23 against Kentucky, showing unexpected mobility at Georgia’s pro day.“I have no (physical) limitations because of the injury — none,” Murray said. “I’m back and ready to go.”Murray was the Southeastern Conference’s all-time leading passer (13,166 yards, 62.3 completion percentage) during four seasons as the Bulldogs’ starter. He might not have prototypical size (6-foot-1, 210 pounds), but his strongest characteristics can’t be quantified.“I see production at the quarterback position and I don’t think many kids have thrown for 3,000 yards four straight seasons in that conference,” ESPN analyst Jon Gruden said. “I just like what he is off the field.“He’s an SEC scholar of the year. He has his degree. He goes to the Senior Bowl on his own just to be in the meetings. He’s a football junkie. He has a charisma about him.”That became evident at Plant.In Murray’s first high school start, the Panthers lost 9-2 in a nationally televised game against Armwood in 2007. Murray was roughed up, being sacked five times and absorbing about 20 hits. Long after ESPN’s cameras had been packed away, long after all the fans had departed, Murray watched film of the debacle with Plant coach Robert Weiner.“It’s the wee hours, just the two of us, we had played terrible, he got pounded, but Aaron just had this love of the competition,” Weiner said. “At one point, he looked at me and said, ‘Coach, I’ve never had more fun in my life.’“He said the same thing at Georgia, when he got pounded by (Auburn’s) Nick Fairley. He has blood on his jersey. ‘I’m sore all over ... but I’ve never had more fun in my life.’ He’s a competition addict. He loves this game and it shows.”Murray has been compared to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, potentially a future Hall of Famer, but it’s often related to a smallish-for-the-NFL physical stature. Weiner said a better comparison is the competitiveness displayed by Brees and Murray.“When you look at Aaron’s personality, his perseverance, his intelligence, his ability to apply that intelligence, he’s someone you’d like at the forefront of any program, whether it’s college, pro or high school,” Weiner said.When Murray considered entering the draft after his junior season, former Buccaneers and Colts coach Tony Dungy, whose son was a teammate at Plant, said he would’ve been the best available quarterback and a player worthy of the No. 1 overall pick.No one is saying that now. The first-round quarterbacks are expected to be Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, UCF’s Blake Bortles and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater — with Fresno State’s Derek Carr and Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo possibly sneaking into Thursday night’s late picks.Murray must wait. But it won’t become days of monotony. Instead of sitting around waiting for the telephone call, Murray will work off nervous energy with his family while bowling, eating at restaurants and visiting Busch Gardens.“We’re looking at it like we’re all going to get drafted,” Murray said. “We just want to have some fun. If the (draft) call comes while we’re on a safari ride, so be it.“Once I know where I’m going, no one will love that city and that team more than me. Until then, I have no control, so I don’t want to be idle.”Murray is just eager to again become part of a team. If that team is the Bucs, his favorite as a kid, he would be elated. Back home this week, while cleaning out his room, Murray came across several Bucs T-shirts and caps. His parents are hoping for the hometown story, Murray said, but everyone knows it’s a 1-in-32 chance.“If it’s backup quarterback, I can’t think of anybody better,” Weiner said. “He’s a smart guy who will know everything about the playbook. He’ll be ready when his number is called. He’ll be supportive of the starter and be a good team guy all around.“Whatever situation he goes to, he will work to make it a great situation. He’s going to be that kind of special guy.”In the minds of Weiner, Georgia coach Mark Richt and others who know Murray best, there’s no question about that.

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      If we don’t go QB in the first, I wouldn’t mind him in the third.

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    • Anonymous

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      Gotta like that we were his fav.In THOSE years...Shows he understands us well.

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    • Anonymous

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      Would rather have him than JFF.  4 years of solid production in a pro style offense and at least one with hardly any running game is what I like.

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    • majbodoh

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      If he’s available in the third he would be a good QB to pick up. He played at a high level in the SEC. Might not have as big an arm as Glennon, but he’s got the ability and touch to make all the throws. He could be a good developmental guy.

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    • bnjsnow

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      u guys really like football……….not one wise guy comment about his cute girlfriend

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    • Anonymous

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      3rd round , ok. Not the 2nd.

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      u guys really like football..........not one wise guy comment about his cute girlfriend

      I love brunettes, but she has that fake, over done look to her..

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    • Anonymous

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      Pick him!

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    • Anonymous

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      his mom is a MILF thoughaaron-murray-mom-3.jpg

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    • Anonymous

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      If we pass on bridgewater  the only other QBs I’d take would be him or garoppolo. Unless Manziel fell and they traded back In to get him.

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      Still hoping for Manziel or Bortles in the 1st, but if that doesn’t happen then I hope we get Garoppolo, Murray, Fales, or Wenning later on in the draft.

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      Still hoping for Manziel or Bortles in the 1st, but if that doesn't happen then I hope we get Garoppolo, Murray, Fales, or Wenning later on in the draft.

      NoNoNoand No to the last four. Why are you guys so dead set on getting some "project" QB who did nothing against nobodies in college in the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 rounds? WASTE OF A PICK.

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      If he is there in the 4th and the Bucs worked a deal to get him there, then fine. Anything before the 4th? No thanks.

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      Still hoping for Manziel or Bortles in the 1st, but if that doesn't happen then I hope we get Garoppolo, Murray, Fales, or Wenning later on in the draft.

      NoNoNoand No to the last four. Why are you guys so dead set on getting some "project" QB who did nothing against nobodies in college in the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 rounds? WASTE OF A PICK.

      Because when we trade Glennon we won't have anyone to back up McCown.  ;D

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    • Anonymous

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      If its not Manziel….wait till the third…pick up Murray…sit him for a year let him learn the systemHe will be a steal

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      Still hoping for Manziel or Bortles in the 1st, but if that doesn't happen then I hope we get Garoppolo, Murray, Fales, or Wenning later on in the draft.

      NoNoNoand No to the last four. Why are you guys so dead set on getting some "project" QB who did nothing against nobodies in college in the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 rounds? WASTE OF A PICK.

      Murray played in the SEC against the likes of LSU/BAMA/FLORIDA/South Carolina (Clowney)...so did Manziel...basically the NFL minor leagues (LSU/Bama might give a few NFL teams some fits)Hardly a group of NobodiesManziel won a Heisman against that level of competition and Murray put up mega yards of offense

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    • Anonymous

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      Still hoping for Manziel or Bortles in the 1st, but if that doesn't happen then I hope we get Garoppolo, Murray, Fales, or Wenning later on in the draft.

      NoNoNoand No to the last four. Why are you guys so dead set on getting some "project" QB who did nothing against nobodies in college in the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 rounds? WASTE OF A PICK.

      Murray played in the SEC against the likes of LSU/BAMA/FLORIDA/South Carolina (Clowney)...so did Manziel...basically the NFL minor leagues (LSU/Bama might give a few NFL teams some fits)Hardly a group of NobodiesManziel won a Heisman against that level of competition and Murray put up mega yards of offense

      Just to be clear... I'm not talking about Manziel. I actually am fully hoping Manziel is our pick at 7.I don't particularly care for Murray though. I live in Georgia. Saw plenty of him. He's A guy... he's not THE guy. In other words. We could do worse... but he's not the one I'd want to hinge our hopes on if we have another option at a position that could actually contribute.

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    • Anonymous

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      What these prospects did in college is barely relevant. The Heisman means nothing when trying to project NFL success. Since 2000 we have seen QBs Chris Weinke, Eric Crouch, Carson Palmer, Jason White, Matt Leinart, Troy Smith, Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Cam Newton, and RG3 win the Heisman. What did winning the Heisman do for those QBs when it came to the NFL? Nothing. It meant/means nothing. The college game is completely different. All that matters is what skills will translate to the NFL. Most college QBs and even Heisman winners don’t have the the proper or necessary skills to be just as successful in the NFL as they were in college. It’s why you always see studs in college fizzle out in the NFL. It’s why you see QBs in the NFL who look exponentially better than they ever did in college. Translation is the name of the game. College stats don’t show translation. College awards don’t show translation. Sorry, but there just isn’t a list of accolades that you can look at and automatically assume that a player has a good chance to make it, especially when it comes to QB. So much of their success rides upon whether they can handle the mental aspect or not. It’s why it’s so hard to find a franchise QB. you just never know how a player is going to adjust.

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    • Anonymous

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      Murray will be a nice UDFA pick up.

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    • Anonymous

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      I don't particularly care for Murray though. I live in Georgia. Saw plenty of him. He's A guy... he's not THE guy. In other words. We could do worse... but he's not the one I'd want to hinge our hopes on if we have another option at a position that could actually contribute.

      kinda feel the same way. But with the 4th round pick we trade glennon for? Id roll those dice.

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    • Anonymous

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      I like Murray a lot – from the 3rd round down

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    • Anonymous

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      I would take Murray with a late 2 if we have one from trading down, I think if he sits for year he could be the future for the Bucs.

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    • Anonymous

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      Kid has always been a winner. If he’s there in the 3rd, pull the trigger and get him.

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